Don't seek after people for your breakthrough, nor for your promotion. Press in, and touch Jesus. "For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another."
In Matthew 9, we have the story of the woman with the issue of blood. This lady needed help and she searched for relief from everywhere. She spent all that she had trying to find relief for her sickness. But, when she heard that Jesus was near, she pressed her way in and touched Him, and received her healing.
There are some things that you need and desire. You’re being seeking after people; hoping for a connection, and you're being seeking after things; hoping for a way out, or a way up. What you need is not going to come from people, nor things. Like the woman with the issue of blood, you will lose all that you have, seeking help from sources outside of God. Set your affections on things above, and not on things of this earth. Change your focus, and you will change your circumstances.
It is written, "Seek you first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
Unless the LORD does it, your labor is in vain.